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Campo De' Fiori

Host to a daily fruit and vegetable market, this square is a great place to soak up the atmosphere of Rome.

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Pause here for a bite to eat after visiting the Pantheon nearby.

Field of flowers

Just a five minute walk south from Piazza Navona is the busy Campo de’ Fiori, a small market square in one of the most active districts in Rome. Like its neighbour, the Campo de’ Fiori is a pedestrian zone and a short stroll through the square and surrounding streets will provide you with lots to see and do.

The square used to be the site of public executions, and an imposing hooded statue of astronomer and pantheist Giordano Bruno dominates the middle ground of the square, in memory of his being burnt at the stake for heresy in 1600. But this is not a gloomy spot. The name Campo de’ Fiori translates as ‘Field of flowers,’ referring to the square’s previous incarnation as a meadow during the Middle Ages. Today it is ringed with boutique hotels and restaurants where you can enjoy Italian cuisine and wine, often more reasonably priced (if less upmarket) than in nearby Navona.

Stop to shop

The Campo de’ Fiori also hosts a busy food and flower market every morning, offering a wide range of colourful produce, as well as touristy trinkets. The surrounding streets, which take their names from various trades, such as the roads of the Balestrari (crossbow makers) and Chiavari (key-makers), are great for shopping for clothes, jewellery and shoes.

In the southwest corner you will find the Taverna della Vacca (‘Cow’s Inn’), a remnant from the original 16th century square which belonged to Vannozza dei Cattanei, famed mistress of Rodrigo Borgia - later Pope Alexander VI. Directly behind the square is the Piazza Farnese, with the Renaissance architectural masterpiece that is the Palazzo Farnese, now the French Embassy. Within walking distance of many of the best attractions in Rome, Campo de’ Fiori has everything on its doorstep.

Nearby Attractions

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The Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone
A beloved Baroque church set in Piazza Navona.
Piazza and Palazzo Farnese
One of the most important palaces of the High Renaissance, once home to Pope Paul III and currently the French Embassy.
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Homemade meatballs
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Enjoy a private walking tour in the Heart of Rome, where your private guide will introduce you to the city’s Ancient Roman history and baroque architecture while showing you the Eternal City's major landmarks. On your private walking tour, you will: 

  • Enjoy the personalised attention of a private tour guide
  • See the major highlights in Rome city centre in just 3 hours
  • Stop for a delicious Gelato on us!
  • See Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori and Ponte Sisto!
  • Step inside the over 2000 years old Pantheon – one of the best-preserved Ancient Roman buildings in existence.
  • Make a wish at the stunning Trevi Fountain and learn about the various myths behind the coins in the fountain. 
  • Climb the 135 steps of the magnificent Spanish Steps (if you wish) that lead to the beautiful Trinita Dei Monti Church.
  • Get orientated in the city, and get tips from your guide on where to eat and drink
  • Please note: This tour can run day or night. The night tour is very romantic but could also be ghostly! Either way, simply book an evening departure and let your guide know on the day of the tour the type of stories you wish to hear.

Sure, you have heard the phrase ‘Rome was not built in a day, but to truly understand that, one must walk the city with an expert to show you the layers of ancient civilization and ruins piled into the now-modern city. Often called the “Eternal City”, Rome is undoubtedly one of the most historically and culturally rich cities in the world. In the heart of Rome, you’ll come across the Pantheon and the Piazza Navona – two landmarks that date back to the Roman Empire; in addition, you’ll have the opportunity to see amazing architecture like the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps from the Rococo (late-Baroque) period. 

This three-hour walking tour is designed to give you the perfect overview of the city, as it includes some of the most beautiful attractions in the historic centre. This tour of the heart of Rome– more than any other, mixes the ancient with the late Baroque in a way that only Rome could. It is a great introduction to the magic in Rome. 

Please note that the Pantheon and other religious sites might be closed during the evening tours. In this case, your guide will provide you with information from the outside.
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Enjoy a fun-filled, delicious and scenic food tour, eating out and about in some of Rome’s loveliest neighbourhoods with the expert guidance and knowledge of your guide. On your private tour you will: 

  • Enjoy eating like a Roman with the personalised attention of your private tour guide.
  • Enter a wide variety of local markets and eateries, sampling fresh, traditional local Roman produce on this lively, interesting and not to mention tasty tour!
  • Try a variety of cheeses, cold cuts of different meats, pizza ‘al taglio’, and traditional Roman street food 'fritti' (fried food) like Suppli and trapizzino.
  • Meet and chat with the passionate owners of the food stalls, shops, cafes and restaurants you’ll visit – many of whom have proudly worked in the business for several generations. 
  • Enjoy wine and beer at different stops, included throughout your tour.
  • Enjoy the sights, sounds and delicious smells wafting on the breeze as you begin sampling the local produce and learn about where it comes from and how it’s made.
  • End your tour just off Piazza San Cosimato with delicious artisanal gelato
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Private Wine & Antipasto Tasting Tour of Rome
Experience a private evening wine tasting at Rome’s best wine bars, taste several delicious wines, and enjoy a variety of mouthwatering ‘antipasti mist mixed platters of cheese and meat. On your private tour you will:

  • Enjoy the expert and personalised attention of your private guide.
  • Sample a variety of Italy’s finest wines at different traditional enoteche “wine bars” in Rome.
  • Explore the two beautiful and historic neighbourhoods of Trastevere and Campo Dei Fiori, both famous for their selection of wonderful bars and restaurants. 
  • Learn about the history, different geographies, and winemaking process in Italy from your expert guide. 
  • Chat to some of the local sommeliers and learn about the different cheese pairings. 
  • Taste a huge variety of cured meats and traditional cheeses like the local Pecorino, to go with your wines.
  • Learn about the evolution of Roman cuisine, as well as some Italian terms to describe the various courses: Antipasto (literally meaning before meal) Primo, Secondo and Dolce among others. 
  • Experience the romance of a golden, lamp-lit Roman evening as you stroll the cobbled streets between Trastevere and Campo Dei Fiori – and learn some of Rome’s history too. 
  • Admire the elegant Piazza Farnese and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of Campo. 
  • Note: This tour is easily adaptable for vegetarian guests.
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Hear about the history and evolution of Roman wine and cuisine from your guide as you stroll between the various bars. 

You will have a chance to chat with the owners of the enoteche (plural for enoteca, which literally means wine repository) and find out about their businesses and also discover the art of food pairing! On this private tour, you will also be able to taste a smorgasbord of delicious local cured meats and cheeses like Pecorino, a ewe’s milk cheese. Try a selection of meats and cheeses from all over Italy, known as antipasti (which means before a meal – or an appetizer in English). What could be better than to spend an evening sampling delicious food and wine in the Eternal City? Bon appetito and cin cin!
The Heart Of Rome: Family Friendly Private Tour
Enjoy a beautiful city stroll through the historic centre of Rome, where your private guide will introduce you and your kids to the beautiful Eternal City with plenty of stories to both educate and entertain. On your private tour you will: 

  • Enjoy the personal attention of a private tour guide who will keep the whole family engaged, interested, and entertained. 
  • Starting at the beautiful Piazza del Popolo, see the major highlights of Rome’s city centre in just 3 hours.
  • Stop for a delicious local Gelato on us!
  • Pose like Audrey Hepburn on the magnificent Spanish Steps. 
  • Throw a coin and make a wish at the stunning Trevi Fountain.
  • Step inside the mighty Pantheon – the 2000-year-old temple to all the gods. Peer into the heavens through its miraculous oculus!
  • Learn about the bathing and toilet habits of the Ancient Romans.
  • Hear how Rome was built layer upon layer – just like a giant lasagna.
  • See the beautiful baroque piazzas and learn about the secret insults between the rival artists, Bernini and Borromini, hidden in the statues and architecture. 
  • Guess which fountain is which at Piazza Navona – your guide will give you clues!
  • Walk to Largo Argentina and see the place where Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by his friends. 
  • Enjoy the sprightly atmosphere of Campo Dei Fiori, before learning about the grim torture and burning at the stake endured by the man whose statue stands in the middle of the square, Giordano Bruno.
  • Walk across the ancient Ponte Sisto – enjoy lovely views along the Tiber River, and the buskers on the bridge, and learn some of the murky secrets of the not-so-raging river! 
  • End your tour at the buzzing Piazza Trilussa in the heart of Trastevere – and close to lots of great pizzerias, gelaterias, cafes and bars. 

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This three-hour walking tour is designed to give you and the family the perfect overview of the city. Combined with delicious gelato, it is a great introduction to the magic in Rome. 

Please note that the Pantheon and other religious sites might be closed in the evening tours. In this case, your guide will provide you with information from the outside.
Heart Of Rome Private Golf Cart Tour
Cruise through Rome's highlights as you sit back and relax in your private golf cart.

Discover the real Rome: the hidden backstreets that only a small vehicle or pedestrians can access. 
Mobility is not an issue: be driven right to the doorstep of buildings and through areas where cars aren't allowed to drive.

  • Visit the magnificent Spanish Steps that lead to the beautiful Trinita dei Monti Church
  • Make a wish at the stunning Trevi Fountain and learn about the various myths behind the coins in the fountain. 
  • Step inside the over 2000 years old Pantheon – one of the best-preserved Ancient Roman buildings in existence. 
  • See the Colosseum (from the outside), Piazza NavonaPiazza Venezia, and Campo De' Fiori.
  • Enjoy the personalised attention of a private tour guide.
  • Combine the intimacy of a walking tour with the comfort of a driving tour.
Often referred to as the “Eternal City”, Rome is undoubtedly one of the most historically and culturally vibrant cities in the world. Here, you will come across the Pantheon and the Piazza Navona – two landmarks that date back to the Roman Empire; in addition, you’ll have the opportunity to see the amazing architecture of the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps from the Rococo (late-Baroque) period. 

This four-hour golf cart tour is designed to give you a perfect overview of the city: visit the key sites in the centre and be shown all the best-hidden haunts and local hangouts that you might otherwise miss. A golf-cart tour allows you to access parts of the city that cars and tour buses cannot. Stop off at attractions or for gelato whenever you feel like it, go for a wander through Rome’s winding cobbled streets and save your energy for the rest of the day by hopping back on your golf cart, which will be waiting, ready to whisk you away to your next destination. A great way to experience the magic of Rome in a comfortable and flexible manner – and your experience will be unaffected by the weather! 
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